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Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse

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From 25th to 27th of December 2020
1h45 without intermission

Cast

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro Don Quichotte
Chantal Santon Jeffery Altisidore La Reine du Japon 
Jean-Gabriel Saint Martin Sancho Pança
João Fernandez Montesinos, Merlin, le Traducteur
Camille Poul La Paysanne, Une Amante, Une Suivante 
Charles Barbier Un Amant 
Gilles Benizio Le Duc, Le Japonais

Concert Spirituel Chorus and orchestra
Hervé Niquet Conductor
Corinne et Gilles Benizio (alias Shirley et Dino) Director 
Cie La Feuille d’Automne
Philippe Lafeuille Choregraphy
Daniel Bevan Stage Sets
Anaïs Heureaux et Charlotte Winter Costumes 
Jacques Rouveyrollis Lights
Elisabeth Geiger Accompanist and voice coach 
Pauline Jolly Assistant Director
Jessica Duclos Assistant Lights

Presentation

In 1743, two years before Rameau imagined his Platée, Boismortier had an extraordinarily modern and original "ballet comique" performed at the Académie Royale de Musique: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse. In the course of an incredibly madcap plot, the hero meets monsters, enchanters, princesses, Japanese people... that serve as pretext for so many daring and offbeat dances and chorales. Musical beauty is combined with a parodic and irreverent comedy. A work of choice for Hervé Niquet, Corinne and Gilles Benizio!

Even though he is little known today, Boismortier was a prolific composer during the reign of Louis XV, producing in all fashionable genres. His first great success was Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse, a comic ballet he invented with Favart, a genius librettist who transformed the subject of Don Quichotte into a brilliant and colourful "theatre within the theatre" farce. Boismortier's writing sparkles in every sentence, in this fantasy where the Duchess makes Don Quichotte believe that he meets Dulcinea and a gallery of characters including Enchanter Merlin or the Infanta of Congo, while he is unknowingly on the stage of the castle's private theatre.

Hervé Niquet discovered this gem in 1988 and, to our great delight, it is staged with the complicity of Corinne and Gilles Benizio (Shirley and Dino), reviving the brilliant trio of King Arthur. Beware, baroque madness guaranteed!

Production Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole Coproduction Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles
Avec le soutien du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Show in French with surtitles in English 

PROGRAMME

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689 – 1755)
Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse

Opera ballet comique in three acts on a libretto by Charles-Simon Favart.
First performed by the Royal Academy of Music on 12 February 1743.

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Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse © Le Concert Spirituel

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Prices

Catégorie 3

38€ to 45€
Web Carte CVS
38€
Web Tarif -26 ans
38€
Web Tarif Plein
45€

Catégorie 2

55€ to 65€
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55€
Web Tarif -26 ans
55€
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65€

Catégorie 1

72€ to 85€
Web Carte CVS
72€
Web Tarif -26 ans
72€
Web Tarif Plein
85€

Prestige

105€ to 120€
Web Carte CVS
105€
Web Tarif -26 ans
105€
Web Tarif Plein
120€

Prestige VIP

140€
Web Tarif Plein
140€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

Boxes 13 and 14 (Corbeille, Balcon Royal and Colonnade): depending on the show and the setting, seats may have limited visibility on ranks 2, 3 and 4.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89. In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

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